Date Added: Jan 2010
Pathology is an important part of the medical field that deals with examining bodily fluids, organs, and tissues to diagnose diseases and conditions. Pathology assistants are specially trained medical personnel that assist pathologists in pathology procedures to ensure the overall efficiency and function of the pathology practice or laboratory. Pathology assistants must graduate from an accredited pathology assistant program. Most pathology assistants have a bachelor degree in a science related area and some employers prefer applicants with a master degree. Employment of all physician assistants (including pathology assistants) is expected to grow much faster than average for all professions, increasing 27% from 2006 to 2016. The rising demand for pathology services will fuel job growth.